By this point, we've all realized that we've been lied to -- working hard and getting a solid education does not necessarily lead to career success, or even a decent-paying job.
As we gear up for this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, we're looking back at some of the biggest issues talked about
With little disagreement that the global youth jobs crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, problem solvers have begun developing and implementing coordinated solutions.
The issue many young people face is not a lack of motivation, but a lack of adequate career guidance at an early enough stage in their development -- and a critical societal failure to provide it.
What happens when a generation said to be far less conspicuous in its consumption confronts human nature? The personal growth and fulfillment at the top Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs occupies the floor just above esteem -- defined by status, achievement and reputation.
We have to begin to find new pathways to employment that acknowledge the value of skills and experience, can be demonstrated through alternative credentialing and recognized by employers where there is no degree or while an individual is working toward their degree.
One report by the organization Generation Opportunity measured the youth jobless rate at 16.1 percent in June, more than
The class of 2013 will enter an improved economy and is expected to earn more through its first year in the workforce than its counterparts in the class of 2012, United Press International reports.
This week brought news that the U.S. economy had unexpectedly shrunk during the last quarter of 2012 -- the first time that's happened since the recession ended. Though this contraction was largely attributed to government cuts, the policy conversation in Washington centered on... more cuts. On Friday, labor department numbers showed that the economy added 157,000 jobs last month, while the numbers for the two previous months were revised upward. Even so, unemployment climbed to 7.9 percent -- among millennials it is 13.1 percent, having gone up each month since the election. That this kind of jobs report is seen as good news is a measure of how far we've downwardly revised our expectations -- along with the prospects of the young people that Washington loves to extol in speeches. If our leaders cared about "the next generation" as much as they claim, youth unemployment would be a national emergency. Revised numbers are great; revised thinking would be much better.